Japan logs all-time high COVID-19 cases

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The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus is seen in an electron micrograph.

The number of people in Japan infected with the novel coronavirus had hit an all-time high of over 108,000 as of 6:10 p.m. Saturday, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun tally, surpassing the previous record-high of 104,202 on February 5.